Steps in designing a website

Steps in designing a website

Designing a unique and quality website requires the right combination of art, technology and communication skills. It is vitally important to the success of any professional website project that the client is actively involved in helping the designer identify and understand their true wants and needs. Web designers act as creative coaches and translators of ideas. Turning ideas into concepts, incorporating customer feedback, and prototyping quickly creates an evolving and hands-on customer workflow, resulting in maximum results and a pleasurable customer experience.

Step 1: Learn a little (or a lot) about the client’s business

Once a client has committed to building a new website, it’s time to dig in and learn a bit about the business and the specific requirements. This can be done via a simple questionnaire for smaller sites, or it can require many hours of consultation for larger sites. Some of the questions asked include: website goals and objectives, target audience, color and style preferences, preferred website examples, etc. If a client already has specific text and images they’d like to include (perhaps from an existing brochure or catalog), it’s time to share the files and information with the designer, and the designer will in turn review it and share a goal. opinion on the usefulness and quality of the materials supplied by the client. If a domain name for the site doesn’t already exist, now would be a good time to decide on a name and register it. The designer can help as much as needed in this area. Once all the information has been received, work will begin immediately on the custom website design. The exchange of ideas and customer participation are always welcome and encouraged.

Step 2: Review Design Concepts and Choose a Direction

Typically a client will have initial design concepts to review within a few days. Some projects may take much longer to reach this early stage, depending on the level of research and discovery being done for the client in other related and possibly interdependent areas, such as designing a new corporate identity (logo and full branding) or creation of information. system solution on the website. The design and layout of the front page and top-tier internal pages come first. This gives the client insight into the possibilities and how different ideas work together at different levels. Then, one will be selected for further refinement. The designer’s existing work can often be used as a starting point and modified to create a unique, yet familiar look. In case the client is undecided or does not fall in love with any of the initial concepts, additional designs will be presented. After choosing a design and layout concept, revisions to that design and layout concept will be made until the client is completely satisfied.

Step 3 – Check the reviews and ask for feedback

Once the design and layout have been approved and finalized, detailed content will be entered using selected design guidelines for consistency and beauty. Content can be delivered in almost any electronic format, such as email, Word, or even scanned text. For larger consulting web projects, client content can be created as part of an overall marketing and branding campaign. In the case of images, the content may be taken by the design team, provided by the client, or in some cases purchased or custom created by the designer. There is also the option to choose images from a gallery of quality royalty-free work at no additional cost. Just describe what you want and the designer will choose the perfect images for the job. Or, if he prefers, the client can choose the images themselves and the designer will certainly assist in the process at a level the client is comfortable with. Customer-provided content may be delivered as soon as it is purchased; there is no reason to wait until web pages have been designed. In fact, many times the best design concepts are born from the content.

Step 4 – Finalize your website.

All concepts and reviews can be viewed online and there is always an open channel of communication with the designer. Once the client is fully satisfied with the finished website, high-quality website hosting is offered, or the website can be deployed on a third-party host of the client’s choice, provided appropriate security access and security are available. the necessary software tools.

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